Little things and a Big God

[A few thoughts from the book I just started reading, ‘The Irresistible Revolution’, by Shane Claiborne]

“We are surrounded by unbelieving activists and inactive believers. Where are the true Christians?” 

“We live in a world that has lost it’s appreciation for the little things… a world that wants things bigger and bigger. We want to supersize our fries, sodas and church buildings. But amid all the supersizing  many of us feel God is doing something new, something small and subtle.”

{both from the introduction to the book} 

I think the ironic thing about the above *very* true statement, is although we are supersizing everything else in our life, we have failed to realize how truly “supersized” our God is. We put Him in boxes, make Him smaller than He is… and routinely fail to believe that He is BIG. At the same time, when He tries to reach us through small things – whispers, creation, etc – we fail to realize that it is God because… “He’s supposed to be BIG.”  What an oxymoron!

Let’s wake up and see God in the little things, but at the same time wake up to the fact that we’ve limited Him to those little things, and that He is bigger than our wildest dreams. Let’s take up the banner of our King and become believing activists, know that our God can change the world.